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    User Permissions XP Home & Professional

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    by davidrelf ·

    Is it possible to assign user permissions, other than ‘Everyone’ to a folder on a XP Professional computer that can be accessed from a XP Home computer in the same workgroup?

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    • #3318311

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      by liame ·

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      Yes.

    • #3318286

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      by yornthadude ·

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      U just wanted to know that before buying the OS ?

    • #3346513

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      by davidrelf ·

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      Thanks for the reply – serves me right for asking closed questions! I have a client who is trying to allow access to specific folders on a XP Pro machine from an XP Home PC but cannot access the folder unless the ‘Everyone’ group is allowed access. How do you allow a XP home user access to the folder?

    • #3346325

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      by statykserver ·

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    • #3346248

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      by rewrite ·

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      You will also need to turn off simple file sharing to set access by user/group. See this ms article:

      http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304040

      Cheers.

      RW

    • #3346181

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      by davidrelf ·

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      Thank you for the replies but it does not seem to help my situation. The network with the two PC’s is a workgroup and not a domain. When trying to set permissions on the XP Pro machine only users or groups created in the ‘MASTER’ location are allowed and I can not assign the user from the XP Home PC. The XP Home user can only access the folder on the XP Pro PC when access is allowed by everyone or guest group which would allow all other users in the workgroup access as well. Simple file sharing can only be set on the XP Pro machine which it is. The sharing article from microsoft seems to be only true for a domain network. I believe my only corse of action is upgrade the machine XP Home machine to XP Pro.

    • #3345949

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      by jstafs ·

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      Yes this is possible. I have the same situation at home as well. 1 pc is on Home addition, and mine is Pro. What I have done is setup users on both workstations and created my own groups. For printing I just shared the printer and set permissions accordingly. For folders and docs I just shared them, and set the permissions, and then created shortcuts on the desktops. It will work, and once all setup I have had very little administration. I thought about upgrade the home PC to Pro, but don’t really see a need at this time unless it becomes to much to administer.

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